Flying is stressful enough, but it can be particularly nerve-wracking for those traveling with hearing loss. Here are some tips on how you can keep yourself and your hearing aids safe during your adventures. Almost everyone has to board a plane at least once in their life. Having hearing loss can complicate that somewhat, especially [...]
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While hearing loss shouldn’t stop you from driving a car, there are certain measures you can take to protect yourself, other people in your vehicle, and those in other cars. Here are top 10 tips that we gathered for you: Always wear your hearing aids while driving. If you have hearing aids, it’s extremely important [...]
A major review published by the Lancet Commission in June 2017 found nine risk factors that are associated with dementia. They focused on identifying risk factors that are “modifiable”, meaning that the person has control over and can possibly reduce the negative effects of those factors. The review revealed the Population Attributable Fractions (PAF) of [...]
Hearing loss in adults can be caused from many things - the leading cause is simply aging. Just as our eyes and joints start to deteriorate with age, the same happens to our ears. Another large factor leading to hearing loss is exposure to noise for a prolonged time. This is why workers in loud [...]
Myth #6 Hearing aids are overpriced. There is no doubt that purchasing hearing aids is a significant investment. However, most people do not realize that the cost includes the care and servicing of the hearing aid. Depending on the clinic, servicing may be included for a few years, upwards to the lifetime of the hearing [...]
What are some common symptoms of hearing loss? If you notice two or more of these symptoms below, come for a hearing test to check your hearing! You can hear but speech is not clear You struggle to follow conversations in background noise There is ringing/ buzzing/ hissing/ chirping in your ears You need to [...]
Did you know that even a mild hearing loss is linked to triple the risk of falls in older adults (Lin and Ferrucci, 2012)? There are three possible reasons why those with hearing loss are more likely to fall: Our awareness of our surroundings is not just from our eyes – it is also through [...]
Did you know that Q-tips are not recommended for cleaning our ears? Oftentimes, using Q-tips only push the earwax further into the ear canal. Moreover, we run the risk of pushing the Q-tip in too deep, potentially puncturing the eardrum. For most people, there is no need to take active measures for cleaning the ears. [...]
Myth #5 Only seniors have hearing loss. Hearing loss can affect individuals of all ages. Some babies are born with hearing loss which could be due to innate physical abnormalities in the ear, exposure to toxic chemicals within the womb, or even infections that the mother passes to her baby in the womb (i.e. [...]
Did you know that your ears need protection? One of the leading, and yet preventable, causes of hearing loss is noise damage. If you are exposed to noise through your work or during your recreational activities, remember to protect your hearing! For those who work in loud environments like construction workers, machine operators or aircraft [...]